Trusts are having to negotiate local deals to ensure they still get paid for outpatient referrals after the NHS switches from paper to electronic referrals later this year.
Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.
Four clinical commissioning groups that formed an alliance at the start of the year have hired PwC to carry out a review of their governance.
A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.
Clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are taking legal advice on whether they can get money back from a failed patient transport operator.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
Two clinical commissioning groups in Sussex have been given legal directions after their forecast deficits increased by millions of pounds after just seven months of the financial year.
Four clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share a single accountable officer as they start working as a “commissioning alliance”.
A leading teaching hospital is forecasting a £60m deficit this financial year – nearly four times its control total.
LEGAL: An independent review will examine the cases of patients at Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust who went on to kill after a patient was found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
STRUCTURE: A major transfer of patient transport services to private providers will go ahead on 1 April, commissioners have said, despite unions calling for a three month delay.
FINANCE: East Sussex Healthcare Trust has increased its predicted deficit by a third after losses soared in the first nine months of the financial year.
Complex integration left to later stage by Surrey, East and West Sussex
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.
The NHS Trust Development Authority has appointed improvement directors to two trusts struggling with performance and leadership issues.
PERFORMANCE: Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust has been told to improve after the Care Quality Commission found the trust had no plan in place to tackle the high rate of suicide in the area.
WORKFORCE: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust plans to make mouth care training mandatory as part of its certified training for all nurses.
PERFORMANCE: Care Quality Commission inspectors have returned to East Sussex Healthcare Trust just two days before the regulator is due to publish a report into the trust.